Librarians gather in Vegas, and the FTC is there

Next week, the city known for high-rolling gamblers, world famous entertainers, and The Mob Museum will host another fascinating and diverse group of people – librarians. Librarians serving students, scientists, historians, the military and communities across the country will be at the American Library Association’s 2014 Annual Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

I’ll be there too, at the FTC’s booth, number 1531. If you’re attending, or you live in the Las Vegas area, please stop by and get some of our free materials. We’ll have lesson plans to teach kids about the messages in advertising, booklets to help adults talk to kids about being online, and “plain and simple” articles about managing money and avoiding fraud. Our resources for consumers also are available in Spanish.

We’re encouraging librarians to take our materials back to their communities, tell their colleagues about them, and order more to share. This is one time when we hope what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.

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